If a recent roofing inspection revealed that some of your asphalt shingles are poorly adhered to the decking, you might think that they were probably damaged by the wind. But is this always the case? Here is what roofing specialists have to say about wind-damaged shingles.
Wind-Damaged Shingles Are Not Always Visible
Some people may think that asphalt shingles that have been affected by wind damage will not always show signs. Forceful winds can lift the shingles up. But these shingles can also fall back to their positions. So some say these are hidden wind roof damage.
While it is true that shingles can fall back to their position after being lifted by forceful winds, the truth is there will always be some visible evidence that the shingles were indeed damaged by such. Apart from the most obvious signs like torn or missing shingles, other visible signs of wind damage on the shingles are creases and folds.
So what does it mean if there are some shingles on your roof that are not properly adhered and in their place but don’t have any creases or fold? This leads us to the next misconception.
Any Shingle With Inadequate Adhesion Is Wind-Lifted or Wind-Damaged
Storm damage repair experts will know that shingles with inadequate adhesion are not always a result of strong winds. If there are no visible signs of wind damage like creases and folds on the asphalt shingles, look for other causes of poor adhesion.
Some of the possible culprits are improper installation like not doing hand sealing during winter installation, manufacturing inconsistencies, aging of the shingles, contamination of the adhesive, and cyclic thermal expansion and contraction. To sum up, strong winds can lift and damage shingles especially those that have poor adhesion, to begin with, but not all poorly adhered shingles are caused by strong winds.
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